Int’l complaint vs US Marine eyed if acquitted: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez, the legal...

Int’l complaint vs Pemberton eyed if acquitted — lawyer

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez,...

De Lima forms team to probe Wang Bo deportation case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has created a five-member panel to investigate the deportation controversy surrounding Chinese gambling lord Wang Bo, who allegedly bribed Immigration officials in exchange for his freedom. In a two-page department order, De Lima...

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumente...

Obama’s immigration relief not a pathway to legalization or citizenship

Thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in the United States must have been dismayed by President Barack Obama’s sensational immigration relief. I’m sure they were expecting a much broader immigration reform. They thought for awhile that the contents of the Executive Order of...

Obama reform to benefit thousands of undocumented Filipinos

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Barack Obama drew mixed reactions among Filipino-American immigration advocates last week after he outlined his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants – including tens of thousands of Filipinos – from deportation. The National...

Obama order to benefit thousands of TNTs

President Obama’s planned immigration overhaul will benefit thousands of Filipinos staying without proper documentation here in the United States, most of them living here in California. Immigration records have stated that there are roughly about 2.6 million undocumented...

PHL to send medical resources to Ebola-stricken West Africa: Aquino

BEIJING, China (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Philippines will send medical resources in support of the global effort to help nations overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Aquino conveyed this Tuesday evening during a chat with...

No deportation for 5-M undocumented

Obama to announce new order to prevent their deportation WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama is preparing to announce measures to prevent the deportation of five million undocumented immigrants, the New York Times reported Thursday, citing...

Palace: Proper procedures to be followed in deporting Laude BF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday assured the public the proper procedures will be followed in the prospective deportation of the German fiance of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said...